Friday Favorites on a Monday 11/17

I realize I am a little behind on Friday Favorites. I started this post before we left for Sydney on Thursday but we were a little busy exploring so I didn’t have a chance to finish. Better late than never, right?!

1. New Cameras!

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Travis brought home our Christmas presents from Denver- a Nikon DSLR and a GoPro. I’m so excited to actually learn to use them but for now we’re doing a lot of just playing. It’s just nice to have something other than my iPhone camera. Now if only Travis would stop being a little shutterbug and let me practice some (I am pretty sure he’s mostly worried I am going to drop it).

2. Apple Crisp

Trav can’t turn down a bargain so when he saw a bag full of slightly bruised and scratched apples for $3 at the farmer’s market last week it was clear we would be going home with them. So I spent the week trying to find apple recipes that didn’t contain a stick (or two) of butter. There was a failed go at making dehydrated apples in the oven but I did find a winning apple crisp recipe. It was so easy and delicious, the only thing missing was ice cream! You can find the recipe I used here, I just made 1/4 of it so it was just enough for the two of us.

3. Me Before You


I finished this book at 12:30 last night, which is a solid 2.5 hours past my bedtime. It is so good. I don’t want to say too much because I want every single person I know to go out and read it if you haven’t. Then we can talk about it.

4. FinnDood Instagram

My Houston friend Jenn’s dog has an instagram account and I am not even ashamed to say he is my favorite account I follow. I love any type of a doodle and was in the process of convincing Travis to adopt one when we found out we were moving. So following a dog instagram account is clearly the next best option. Also, you can’t save photos off instagram and I am too lazy to mess with it on my phone so just click the link (in the title) and see what I am rambling about. It will be worth it,  I promise. Spoiler alert- he wears human clothes.

5. Sydney


I am currently trying to sort through the 200+ pictures we took on four different devices in order to put together some sort of an informative post (or three). But I will say this was one of my favorite places. Sydney is such a fun city! Now we just need people to come visit so we have an excuse to go back (hint hint 😉 ).

6. Bruschetta


Two things happened this week: 1. I had a random intense craving for bruschetta 2. We had too many tomatoes to get rid of (also a result of Travis’ aforementioned farmer’s market bargain hunt)

So I think you know where I am going with this. I made my own lazy person’s version of Bruschetta out of things we already had on hand. I don’t want to toot my own horn but it was really, really good. Or at least I thought so, and Travis ate it two nights in a row before dinner so I don’t think he hated it. Now I just want to make lots of different types of bruschetta for every meal. I have already found a breakfast version, a Mexican version… oh the possibilities!

Well that’s all for today folks. Next up… the beginning of the Sydney recap!

Check out all the other links in the link up that probably actually wrote their posts on the right day…